Acknowledgement to Country
We acknowledge the Mumirimina people the traditional custodians of this Country on which we work – the Land, the air and the smell of the Bush, the Lakes, Rivers and Creeks that flow to the sea, the sky above our heads, and the coloured paintings in the clouds, the dawn and dusk. We recognise Aboriginal people’s continuing connection to Land, Sea, Waterways, Sky and Culture, together with their families, Brothers, Sisters, Uncles and Aunties. We pay our respects to the Elders, past and present, for they hold the memories, the knowledge, and the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Tasmania and the Country upon which we walk and which makes us complete.
We adopt a holistic approach to designing buildings. From homes with minimal impact on the ecology of a site and discreet additions that complement existing structures, to bespoke interiors crafted through collaborations with local makers. Our designs focus on context and seek to enhance the connection to site through carefully considered spatial composition.
We look to both the immediate and broader landscapes for cues on how to preserve, regenerate and create a natural environment setting for each of our projects. It’s why we often introduce building elements, like courtyards and skylights for example, to connect to the external environment and surrounding skyscapes. We also use passive solar design principles to reduce costs and be kinder to the Earth.
When life changes we often need to alter or expand the spaces we occupy. Whether that’s an extension to the family home for entertaining, or an environmentally conscious workspace in a heritage-listed property. We design to retain and work with as much of the original heritage fabric as possible while transforming the building into a space that fits your current and future needs.
We take the location of a building and its distinctive setting seriously. These design principles grew out of the need to create an architectural language and expression that keeps with current thinking and the need for sustainable, environmentally sensitive buildings. Flora, fauna, the weather, the urban context and site history all play a significant part in informing design practice so that structures are unobtrusive elements on the landscape. Local materials and craftsmen are resourced and their bespoke elements reference the site and the environment in which a building will stand.
As the anchor for our clients, consultancy team, builders and makers, collaboration is key to the realisation of every project. Get in touch with us to start a conversation about your next project.
We have a social and moral responsibility to ensure that Earth, our home, is sustained for future generations. This is high on our list of priorities when designing: we reuse, recycle and incorporate found materials in creative ways, as much as possible.
The design process is a collaboration with our clients. consultant team and the local council. This brings perspectives and creativity to our design solutions, resulting in a design that reflects the brief and works within any constraints.
We’re proud of our ability to uphold authentic building traditions and architectural principles without copying superficial, transient styles. Wisdom and truth is expressed in material and structure.
We actively listen to our clients to ensure their needs are met and they feel seen and heard. We understand and champion the value of regular communication and keep all parties abreast of project details and upcoming initiatives.
2022/23 Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards
Finalist ‘The Lake House’
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Chapter Commendation ‘The Lake House’
Chapter Commendation ‘The Lake House’
2018 Houses Awards
Shortlisted ‘Blue Magnolia’
2018 AIA Tasmanian Chapter Awards
Shortlisted for Heritage Architecture